Bring your Charlotte Home and Property into its Best Light in 2016 with the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Bring your Charlotte Home and Property into its Best Light in 2016 with the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Bring your Charlotte Home and Property into its Best Light in 2016 with the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting!

2016 is here and it’s time to finally stop ignoring your outdoor landscape lighting! Incorporating a well-designed illumination plan to your home and yard is equally as imperative as all those other New Year’s resolutions you’ve made like reducing your waistline a few inches, starting an exercise regime and updating the bathroom. There is no better time to get a nifty new outdoor lighting system put in, or add to an existing one you already have.

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)If you’ve overlooked brightening those gloomier reaches of your property for several years, it’s now time to enhance your current system to give you increased light so that you have a practical lighting scape throughout all of your property. The benefit is that it will improve the security level of your house by brightening the parts of your property for the bad guys who are looking for an easy place to hide while they break into your home. Good lighting prevents thieves from coming to your property and keeps them moving on to an easier target.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives ~ Wing Haven GardenIf your current fixtures are shabby, worn looking or old school halogens that are power-hungry, you can select brand new ones for a whole new look or we can convert your current ones to energy-efficient LED’s. Don’t wait until spring to get a new system, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte now, so that when warmer days are here, you will be ready for outdoor entertaining and fun on your deck or patio. We will help you bring in enough light so that you can easily cook a meal at the grill, enjoy a late night dinner or kick the soccer ball with the kids on the lawn after dusk. Don’t waste time waiting to get on our busy calendar later, because right now is the best time to get the task done when your trees, flowers and shrubs are in a dormant stage and will receive little disturbance.

Beam spreads on this Charlotte home accentuate the homes facade

Augmenting your outdoor lighting is a New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep because it increases the value to your home and property in countless ways. The façade of your home gets a boost in evening curb appeal, plus it adds a level of safety so your family and friends can easily navigate their car onto your driveway or walk to your door because everything is easy to see.  Every system we install comes with a timer that makes sure your lighting system goes on and off every night with no issue. The benefits that outdoor landscape lighting adds to your property and lifestyle are numerous, so don’t miss out on the benefits.

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

With the help of one of our skilled lighting designers, this is one New Year’s resolution you will easily keep. It doesn’t involve much fuss or household disruption like other big home improvement projects. You won’t have to live in a hotel, intrude on a family member for a month or deal with any construction chaos to get a big bang your buck. It also won’t cost you a ton of dough either, as we are more than happy to work within your budget and can add fixtures and layers of light in as your finances allow. Don’t overlook the splendor and lifestyle improvements that can be added to your lifestyle with an efficient and striking lighting display.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light this New Year.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Getting a New or Retrofitted Outdoor Landscape Lighting System is Easy With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte!

Santa is on the way!Santa is on his way and good outdoor lighting is a necessity since family parties and gatherings are imminent. Don’t think for a minute that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte stops landscape lighting installs simply because the weather has chilled down—it’s quite the opposite!

It’s never too early, or late, for a brand new outdoor lighting installation. If your landscape lighting is out of date, looking dull and you desire a complete refresh; we can help you with a brand spanking new design that will bring a whole new ambiance and vibe and truly give your home a renewed look. Consult with one of our expert lighting designers and let them capture the look you want and get it installed before Santa and his elves come knocking!

Charlotte outdoor lighting fixturesWe can give you fabulous new fixtures that are made in America for us and come in an array of styles that will compliment your home. We use LED bulbs with all our new installs that are environmentally friendly thanks to their low-wattage consumption, so they pay for themselves through bulb replacement and power bill savings over the long-term. Our LED’s emit beautiful warm  light that rivals any incandescent or halogen from the past. If you are still using old-school halogen bulbs, we can upgrade your existing system to LED’s with a complete retrofit that still uses your original housings if applicable — You wouldn’t believe the difference!

Cotswold outdoor lighting

We are also happy to upgrade your current timer, transformer, fixtures and wiring if needed—or we can give you and entirely new system. If you want to add more lights in areas that seem a tad dark, we can certainly amp up what you have now and simply add on. There is no one-size-fits-all installation when it comes to outdoor landscape lighting as each home and family need is unique. Our lighting designers listen to how your family lives and we figure out what out what your lifestyle requirements are in terms of outdoor illumination.

Festival lighting in outdoor living space

With the holidays here you might want to try something fun like adding permanent festive cafe-inspired outdoor lighting above your patio or other outdoor living space! Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lightingIf you enjoy grilling late in the evenings year round, we can give you task lighting right at the barbecue where you need it most. Should you enjoy evenings with a hot chocolate and marshmallows at the outdoor fireplace on a cool evening, We will make sure that a warm glow is cast around this area as well. If you want to be sitting in your home and see your entire backyard come alive from your big picture window, we will make it happen. There is no project to complex or too small or large that we won’t aim to please and give our customers what they want. At minimum, we are going to make sure Santa knows exactly where to land at your house!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light. We still have some appointments remaining. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting holiday ready before guests arrive! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Get Your Home’s Outdoor Lighting Holiday Ready Before Your Visitors Arrive!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front EntryFamily and friends will soon be visiting for the upcoming holidays, so you want to be sure your outdoor lighting is up to snuff and ready to light the way this season. With night arriving earlier this time of year, you want to be sure your guests can easily see your home in the black of night. You want to ensure that parking on your driveway and walking to your front door is easy and safe to welcome your holiday guests.

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Driveway, sidewalks and entries should be well-lit to ensure guests arrive to your door safely this season!

Cornhole is more fun with outdoor lighting

Cornhole is more fun with outdoor lighting in your backyard!

The holidays in Charlotte are a wonderful time of year thanks to our mild weather, so there are plenty of outdoor activities that can still be enjoyed outdoors — like tossing the football around after Thanksgiving dinner even in the evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can set up perimeter and landscape lighting that will enable tossing the ball around, and all sorts of fun, family-friendly games like horseshoes or even a cornhole battle with guests. If you want to show off your outdoor fireplace or fire pit, we can provide lighting in those specific areas that will make it easy for everyone to hang out and enjoy some marshmallows and a hot chocolate.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lightingHoliday-ready outdoor lighting will ensure your home looks awesome when guests arrive with plenty of dimension and character. Nighttime illumination makes your house look grand and our designers use all sorts of tricks to make every angle and corner of your home have a moonlit feel that is gracious and elegant. We can employ beneficial outdoor task lighting so if you want to smoke a rack of ribs or fry a turkey for the holidays, you can see clearly to handle the chore safely and can tell when the food is cooked through.

Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

Guests will be wowed when they can see your backyard lit up while nestled indoors. Your garden beds and ornamental trees will come alive through your big picture window and French doors to your deck when Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting architects apply their magic to your outdoor living areas. We can cast gorgeous light on any part of your yard that you’d like to accentuate such as a water feature, sculpture, an expansive patio or even a pond. There are no limits to what we can do to make your outdoor lighting dreams come true. Why see nothing more than deep blackness out of your windows when you can see an enchanting picture-postcard look instead?

Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

We service everything we install, so be sure you are holiday ready by contacting us for an appointment to check the health of your system NOW. We will make sure your bulbs, fixtures, timer and wires are all working as they should. If you’ve got old-fashioned halogen bulbs, we can change them out to low consumption LED ones that can save you money in the long-term since they have a 50,000+ hour average lifespan.  If you need additional lights, we can add fixtures to your existing system from our broad offering of MADE IN THE USA metal fixtures that are made especially for us under our exacting standards. They are commercial grade and made to last unlike the cheap housings made for the big box stores with plastic parts and inferior quality.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now before you get busy with all the holiday dinners and shopping. We have some appointments remaining. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting holiday ready before guests arrive! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte Scores a Hole in One With Backyard Recreational Lighting!

Charlotteans love golfNorth Carolinians are passionate about their golf game, and we’re particularly mad about it here in Charlotte. Recently, here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we have been getting quite a few requests to install the outdoor lighting for backyard putting greens, including one that we just completed within the Foxcroft neighborhood of South Charlotte. This homeowner was looking for us to cast light from the perimeter of the green so that he could play well into the evening. To achieve the effect that he was looking for, we used a BB02 stake light that could elegantly be raised to a several feet above ground and would have the ability to be easily adjusted so the light could be focused exactly where needed for increased functionality.

Charlotte backyard putting green lightingThe family chose the beautiful copper finish stake lights which we anchored to a perimeter brick wall that encircles their backyard. The upscale materials will weather over time elegantly blending into the surround landscape. These fixtures both a traditional and modern flair that imparts an air of sophistication to the space without looking harsh or obtrusive. They also deliver broad lighting across the putting green that helps the golfers see in the twilight hours with a beautiful wash of light that is still fitting in the landscape. When the golfing fun is over, these fixtures still serve to light up the shrubbery and perimeter gravel garden bed in a stylish way. Since the stake light is highly adjustable, they can be aimed in a multitude of ways at any time as the homeowners needs change depending on what they are doing outdoors.

Outdoor Lighting installation at South Charlotte backyard golf putting greenAdding illumination to outdoor recreation areas is nothing new to us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. We’ve has incorporated lighting to bocce ball courts, tennis courts, in the surround of lap pools, and even on horseshoe and corn hole fields. There is no reason why outdoor fun has to end after the sun goes down! With the glorious and mild autumn weather we are lucky enough to have in Charlotte, we can keep playtime going in the backyard nearly year round—even an evening tee time after work!

Cornhole is more fun with outdoor lighting

Cornhole is more fun with outdoor lighting in your backyard!

Why quit grilling or dining just because it’s autumn and the days are getting shorter? With Daylight Savings Time fast approaching on November 1st, we can add additional task lighting that can keep you flipping burgers at the BBQ no matter how early nightfall comes. You can share a cup of hot chocolate and road marshmallows with the kids at the fire pit, or enjoy a glass of wine on the patio with your love well into the evening. Grab a jacket and get outdoors for evening fun!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte increase your backyard recreation by strategically placed lighting fixtures made in the USA for form and function. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

North Carolina Design Group Highlights the Transformative Effect Charlotte Outdoor Lighting Exudes

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte had the recent pleasure of teaming up with the Solow Design Group on a terrific landscape project in the Elizabeth Neighborhood of Charlotte, NC, which was recently profiled in North Carolina Design. We love to work with companies like Solow because much like us, they are eager to delight and enthrall their clients by providing top-notch customer service wrapped around expert design and installation. We are simpatico in that we listen very carefully to what the homeowner wants and we execute on their dreams so that all their wants are met and their expectations are exceeded.

After Ric Solow’s team  worked their magic by entirely revamping the landscaping and hardscapes on the property, we moved in to add the final glitter and evening sparkle to their work. We worked hand-in-hand with them from the beginning of the project so we knew ahead of time where wires, fixtures and other facets would be based on their selection of trees, shrubs and other decorative features. If you are planning an update of your landscape on a small or large-scale, make sure to include your lighting architect into the plans early on as it can be a big cost saver and minimize disruption not having to dig up the property after the yard has been completed.

Elizabeth Outdoor LightingWith Solow’s spectacular stonework and fauna in place, we were challenged to bring in fixtures that would wash the property in luxurious lighting that was complimentary to the hardscape. Pathways were beautifully lit with natural appeal that is both sculptural and artistic, but also provides plenty of practical visibility in a very elegant way. The architectural elements pop in a stylish and graceful manner without appearing intentional, but rather seem to be bathed in soft moonlight. Of course, it takes a lot of design skill to use fool-the-eye effects and techniques that create subtleties in illumination. Whether to up light or down light is both an art and a science that our lighting designers have mastered through their education and hands-on expertise at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, and it’s exactly why landscape and home architects call us to partner with them. They know we are going to cast their work in the very best light to wow the customer.

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Ken is passionate about the transformative effect of outdoor lighting. “It’s the difference between a cold, dark building and a warm, inviting respite from the outside world,” he reflects. “Our clients have told us how much they enjoy pulling up in their driveway after a long day and seeing the lights of home. They’ve also said that a lighted landscape is the kind of thing you didn’t think you needed, but once you have it, you wonder how you ever lived without it.”

Elizabeth Outdoor LightingWe look to light up the evening in a very subtle way that beckons the eye to wander around the space. There is nothing harsh or fixtures that are lined up predictable ways as if you are on an airplane runway. We go for the unpredictable and exciting in a warm and inviting way that makes you wonder what is around the corner.  We aim for restrained, ethereal and elegant so that the home and property are washed in a soft glow and to complement the materials and design plan the landscape architects put in place.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte looks forward to working with Solow Design and other landscape designers in the future. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

 

Our decorative outdoor lighting choices will leave you breathless!

Orb lights hanging from trees give a magical appearance.

Why settle for boring outdoor lighting fixtures from one of those big box stores that only lasts a few seasons and are the same style that all your neighbors have. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers you commercial-quality lighting made right here in the USA with gorgeous and unique designs that are sure to create those “where-did-you-get-those” envious stares in your neighborhood.

We have Festoon light strings that are designed to be permanent and provide a truly unique draping of light overhead that provides plenty of visibility over a covered porch, patio or deck providing a festive flair that gives an outdoor Parisian street cafe vibe. A cable is used to support the weight of the wires for safety and strength.

Festival lighting in outdoor living space

Festival lighting was added to this outdoor living space to create ambiance and enhance use of the space in the evening.

Similarly, Orb lights are multiple strands of lights that can cross large spans such as above a large outdoor patio, your outdoor kitchen/dining area or draped romantically in a tree. They are much bigger than the lights on festoon strings and you have the option of 10″, 12″ and 16″ globes available in opaque white, multi-colored and clear. When lit up, these globes appear to be floating and offer a truly magical, fairytale appearance.

Arrington Vineyard orb lighting used in trees

Orb lights hanging from trees give a magical appearance.

Sparkler fixtures are truly special because they are custom-made especially for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. Holes are cut out of the metal so when the light shines through them, they bounce a fabulous spray of light patterns that dance on pathways, walls and most anything nearby. These fixtures are very distinctive and bring an artistic vibe into the garden like no other.

Charlotte unique outdoor lighting designs

Garden Luminaries are yet another fixture that is completely different. These striking lights look like sculptural art during the daylight hours with their gorgeous shapes and metalwork designs, but at night they take on an otherworldly feel with romantic ambiance. They also cast remarkable shadows of light around a walkway or wall in the darkness that is breathtaking. If you are looking for something to stand out in the twilight, a few of our luminaries will fit the bill.

Don’t forget that we also can retrofit your existing fixtures to be converted and updated to LED bulbs, too. No need to run out and spend money on brand new fixtures if your current fixtures are in good condition and you will benefit from the energy savings that these bulbs provide and their long life.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

To free yourself from ho-hum and uninteresting lighting options, and get custom decorative outdoor lighting fixtures that will wow–contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Poolside Landscape Lighting Illuminates Evening Swims and Brings Romantic Mood

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

We are lucky that living in the Carolinas affords us a long summer where enjoying our backyards and swimming pool can happen straight through the end of September and sometimes even beyond that. This week the temps are still hot, so a dip in the pool still offers plenty of relief. With the kids back in school, summer vacations over and normal work schedules back in gear, there is no better time to enjoy the pool than in the late evenings.

Highlight your pool's luxurious water features with outdoor lighting.

Highlight your pool’s luxurious water features with outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you achieve drama and excitement with our specialized pool lighting techniques. We can come in to after your pool has been built or to upgrade an existing one–and illuminate the deck and landscape around your pool set the stage for incredible mood or atmosphere in your backyard, We can add color and a unique energy to your swimming pool and surrounding garden that will help your family enjoy pool time well into the evening hours and simply give it an elegant flair even when you’re not in the water.

 pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

Clients often don’t think about lighting around a pool and simply live with the submersed lighting that is part of the structure. We love to work with pool architects, and the best time to contact us is when you are drawing up your pool design so we can work in tandem with their design team. But don’t fret if the pool is all done, as we can still add plenty of value after the fact, too. We can come in and light your pathway to your pool, the perimeter of the deck surround, the hardscape and the lush foliage that is around the water. We can cast soft light on waterfall cascades, trees, ponds and spas that give a truly surreal look to give this area a truly spectacular resort-like appeal. We can set any mood you’d like to capture, whether it is mysterious and romantic, a fun party vibe or something that comes right out of another world. We can capture the flavor of whatever you can dream up! Through our automated lighting controls, you can change the mood by simply pushing a button!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

We can set downlighting high in the trees to shine down onto the pool so that it isn’t directed straight at your guests. We can set torch tiki type lighting around the pool deck that incorporates both LED and a real flame for island flair; and there is nothing more spectacular than spotlighting an incredible specimen tree in a gorgeous silhouette of light. When the kids go to sleep, Mom and Dad can enjoy a quiet evening swim in the pool where we can add dimmers and warm colorful lighting to keep things dreamy and romantic. We can add beautiful atmosphere and effects to highlight you pool deck or other key areas so simply sitting poolside with a glass of wine will put you and your honey in a relaxed mood after a long day.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

So, whether you’ve got an existing pool or a brand new one, we can add plenty of sparkle and shine to your watery oasis whether you are paddling in the water or just enjoying the view. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com to discuss how we can help you beautify your pool, deck and backyard.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte creates a custom outdoor lighting design to complement a contemporary landscape design by Solow Design Group

Cotswold outdoor lightingOver the years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has had the opportunity to work with some of this area’s finest exterior contractors, such as custom outdoor living space design/build firms, pool contractors and landscape designers. Our most recent outdoor lighting design installation was a collaboration with one of Charlotte’s best landscape design professionals, Solow Design Group for a contemporary residence in the Cotswold area.

When these homeowners decided to update their landscaping to make it more complementary to their urban home, they turned to the professionals at Solow Design Group to make it a reality. For more than 30 years Solow Design Group has been designing and building landscape projects ranging from traditional to contemporary which consistently exceed their client’s expectations. As a firm with such an incredible reputation in the exterior design industry, we were thrilled to be invited to work in collaboration with them to custom design and install an outdoor lighting system for this project.

Charlotte outdoor lighting for contemporary upscale homes

Contemporary exterior light fixtures are a great way to focus attention on areas you wish to highlight. Starting with the front façade of the home, we used well lights to highlight the crisp, clean lines of its contemporary architecture, enhancing the urban appeal of this lovely home. The stunning and unique rock wall flanking the front sidewalk is built from colored stones. To bring out the different facets of the stones and to keep the sure-footing of guests after dark, up lighting was installed around the wall. Additionally, to accentuate special plants and trees, compact direct spotlights were used, providing an extra dose of ambient light in the landscape.

Charlotte unique outdoor lighting designs

To bring out the different facets of the stones and to keep the sure-footing of guests after dark, up lighting was installed around the wall.

For the rear portion of the property, amongst the natural areas of foliage and rock created by Solow Design Group, we installed several “Sparklers” (as shown in the pictures below)–light fixtures which are custom-made and created specifically for this project. Note the holes and the unique light pattern they cast across the rocks and against the wall creating variety in the layout. For an additional layer of safety, pathway lighting was installed in several key points throughout the property.

Charlotte unique outdoor lighting designs

Outdoor wall/sconce lights illuminate the exterior of your home and add character to your outdoor living space as they wash the wall’s flat surface in light, providing a nice ambient glow that makes any space feel homey. The upscale sconces used throughout the backyard were purchased by the homeowner and were originally line voltage fixtures, but we converted them to LED for continuity of the lighting design.

Charlotte LED retrofit of outdoor lighting fixtures

Whether you need a single bulb area illuminated or you are looking for a comprehensive lighting system for all of your home and surrounding property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is your first choice. An outdoor lighting design can be an integral part of your outdoor living space and landscape…adding just the right touch to your property. Extend your outdoor living to the hours after the sun goes down, whether it is for entertaining or just relaxing in the evening with loved ones.

For over 15 years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. As a full-service outdoor lighting company, we do one thing — outdoor lighting — with perfect placement of energy-efficient, handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures and a passion for timeless style. When you see how our professional lighting transforms your home, you’ll agree that our designs do more than illuminate…they captivate.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Take a look at our completed project in Charlotte, NC, featuring Attraction Lights!

Attraction LightsThis week we wanted to share our completed project featured in our original story titled “Artistry through lighting is what our most recent installation is all about!” For this installation we paired our traditional high-quality LED fixtures with decorative lights made by Attraction Lights and available through Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. The use of these lights draws the eye to the artistry of the fixture and the haunting shadows they cast.

In this video clip, Larry Spada, who is the creative director and brand strategist with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond, VA, and resident of Charlotte NC, highlights the completed project in the evening.

This installation consisted of replacing two of Larry’s existing fixtures with decorative Attraction lights at well-appointed locations to enhance the front of the property. The project also included the installation of three (3) Boca lights to help illuminate and showcase the planted areas around the front perimeter of the home and along the driveway to enliven the beautiful, mature crepe myrtle tree that is in now in bloom!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to experience the captivating allure that outdoor lighting can add to your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can also visit our decorative lighting page for more unique lighting ideas. Call us at  704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.

Charlotte Festival Lighting is Popular Among Homeowners Who Enjoy Outdoor Living!

Charlotte Festival Outdoor LightingFestival outdoor lighting is hot! You have probably seen festival lighting,(sometimes referred to as fiesta, festoon or Cafe lighting) the last time you flipped through the pages of an upscale home & garden magazine. Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most interesting and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging and unique outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

Festival lighting in outdoor living space

Festival lighting was added to this outdoor living space to create ambiance and enhance use of the space in the evening.

The origins of Festival lighting began with its namesake; festivals and originated as a way to light outdoor areas in honor of outdoor celebrations. Street festivals and fairs throughout the world, and historically,  are often draped in lights for an evening or two to commemorate a significant local event and removed at festivals end. Permanent festival lighting takes this dramatic lighting effect to a new level because it allows you to indulge in its appeal night after night. We have received many requests from Charlotteans requesting festival lighting installation in their own backyards and requests continue to pour in as more homeowners, and even business owners, are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.

There’s much more to permanent festival lighting than just stringing up a string of lights — much more. Keep in mind, though similar in nature, all festival lighting is not the same. Generally festival lighting falls into two categories, orb or pendant lighting and festoon lighting. Each genre of permanent festival lighting has its own distinct beauty and style.

  • courtyard-festival-lightingFestoon Lighting – Festoon lighting is a romantic and unique lighting technique and serves as a great way to illuminate a difficult or overlooked outdoor area in your landscape or transform a courtyard or patio. This technique entails installing multiple strands of low-voltage LED festoon lights over the span of the area we are illuminating. We also use cable to support the weight of the electrical wiring when we install permanent festival lighting over an area with a large span; this ensures the safety and the integrity of the system. We use commercial-grade lighting products and professional installation to achieve this hypnotic lighting effect.
  • Arrington Vineyard orb lighting used in treesOrb Lighting – Orb lighting lends an ethereal quality to any outdoor area where it is installed because this genre of lighting gives the appearance of being “free-floating”. Orb lighting   is available in 10″, 12″ and 16″ and in white,colored as well as clear acrylic. The effect these lights add to an outdoor setting is enchanting. Though these lights are contemporary in design they look great in  both rural and urban themed settings.
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

We are having great success using festival lighting to convey beauty, ambiance and character through our outdoor lighting. Permanent festival lighting is another way we are able to enliven the senses — Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.